Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and
covers an area of 9250 sq kms. It is situated at the
easternmost part of the Mediterranean basin with 648km of coastline.
The climate is Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and
cool, wet winters. The island provides a perfect climate for summer
holidays. It is estimated that there are 300 sunny days each year.
The average daytime temperature in summer is 32 C and in winter 16 C.
The average sea temperature for April is 18.6 C and in October 25 C.
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people of Cyprus owe their individuality and warmth to the fact that
they are the product of an amazingly colourful history. This sun
drenched island has been at the crossroads of world events for
centuries. Roman, Byzantine, Greek and British influences have all
had a bearing on life in Cyprus.
Perhaps that's why Cypriots have a special knack of making
visitors feel at home as soon as they step off the plane or ship.
That warm welcome, plus the unhurried pace of daily life, makes
Cyprus an instant favourite of anyone who goes there.
The island nation is a fascinating land of contrasts. It has
some of the most sophisticated cities in the region, and yet, a
short distance away, you can feel as if you have stepped back into a
previous century, not just the 19th, but far back to a time when
people pursued simpler pleasures. Drop into almost any country
taverna, or join the locals at a town market, and you will feel the
atmosphere of a way of life that has remained essentially the same
As you can see, a delight in having a good time is at the
heart of the Cypriot personality. Observe the fun Cypriots have when
they go out - perhaps in large family groups - to eat and drink, and
you will see how important a lust for life is on this enchanted
island. Get to know the people, and you will probably be invited
back to a Cypriot home to enjoy a meal of meze. Then, you'll truly
learn the meaning of the word hospitality.
Cyprus is deservedly called the 'Island of Love'. Come and
find out for yourself!
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town of Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of Cultural
Heritage sites. It is located on the Southwest coast, ranks as one of
Cyprus’ most popular resorts combining a wealth of ancient sites,
excellent property and plenty of local flavour. Compared to other
seaside towns like Limassol, Paphos exudes a much slower pace of
life and has always been particularly popular with British visitors.
There is plenty to explore and for superb beaches, Coral
Bay, a 15 minute drive from Paphos ranks as one of the best in the
area. There are two nearby golf courses and plenty of sporting
facilities and for the evenings there are a multitude of restaurants
to choose from. Paphos is actually made up of two ‘twin-towns’.
High on the hilltop, ‘Ktima’ is a typical large town with
thriving local shops, tavernas, interesting buildings, churches and
|contrast, ‘Kato Paphos’ is the tourist area, which
has developed by the waterfront providing visitors and residents
with a very long promenade lined with excellent hotels, and
accommodation positioned either right by the sea or just across the
road in between masses of shops and tavernas. Side streets too are
packed with bars, discos, clubs, restaurants and more shops, all
patronised by locals and tourists alike.
Driving in Cyprus is on the left side of the road, the same as
the UK. Private taxis are widely available. There are various buses linking all major towns, but
not operate on Sundays and Public Holidays. A frequent local bus
service also operates in each town. Almost all villages are
connected with the nearest town by local buses but are limited to
once or twice a day. Cyprus local time is GMT plus 2hrs. The tap
water is drinkable. No vaccinations are required for visits to
Cyprus. The Police, Fire Brigade and Emergency Medical Services
operate from a single co-ordinated telephone number. This is 199.
Most doctors on the island speak good English, as they will have
been trained abroad in an English speaking country. There is no
limit on bringing in cheques, travellers cheques and other
negotiable documents. Cyprus currency is the Cypriot £, which is
between Cy£0.80 - 0.90 to the UK £. The electric voltage is 240V throughout the island,
and the plug sockets are the same as the 3 pin type used in the UK. Between 1300-1600 hrs is siesta-time in summer. (May-Sept.)
Easter is the main religious feast in Cyprus and is a main local
May - Sep. 8:00-13:00 and 16:00 - 19:00;
Oct. - April: 8:00-13:00 and 14:30 - 18:00.
The shops are closed on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, and all day
In the tourist areas shops remain open longer and are open at other
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